THE top 10 highest-paying jobs in the country are in air transport; architecture and engineering; animated film and cartoon production; manufacture of refined petroleum products; mining of metal ores; insurance, reinsurance, and pension funding; and telecommunications, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said jobseekers must be equipped with the right labor market information to guide them as they choose their career path or profession that provides good salary.
“If salary is one factor that students and jobseekers are considering when choosing a career path or applying for a job, they may refer to the top 10 high-paying jobs in the country,” Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay said, citing the latest published results of the Occupation Wages Survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Topping the list of high-paying jobs is for the position of aircraft pilot, navigator, and flight engineer, with an average monthly salary of P156,823.
Engineering geologists are next with an average monthly salary of P101,471.
An engineering geologist is concerned with the detailed technical analysis of earth material and the risk assessment of geological hazards.
In animated film and cartoon production, graphic designers earn an average monthly salary of P99,658, while art directors earn an average monthly salary of P76,612.
In fifth place are industrial machinery mechanics and fitters who earn an average monthly salary of P76,550; while in sixth place are geologists in mining who earn an average monthly salary of P71,849.
Statisticians, specifically in the fields of insurance, reinsurance, and pension funding, earn an average monthly salary of P56,759; while crushing, grinding and chemical-mixing machinery operators earn an average monthly salary of P49,646.
In ninth place are communications service supervisors who earn an average monthly salary of P48,270. They are in charge with creating, implementing, and overseeing communication programs that effectively describe and promote an organization and its products.
Completing the list are production supervisors and general foremen who earn an average monthly salary of P47,521.
The reference for the top 10 high-paying occupations is the latest published results of the 2014 Occupation Wages Survey, a nationwide biennial survey conducted by the PSA, which generates statistics for wage and salary administration and for wage determination in collective bargaining negotiations.
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